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The Collegiate wins ‘Best Website’ along with other awards at the MCCPA contest

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The Collegiate won “Best Website” for the fourth consecutive year and 18 other awards in the 2022 Michigan Community College Press Association journalism contest.

The association seeks to recognize student journalists across the state and the awards were presented virtually by the MCCPA conference host, Central Michigan University’s Department of Journalism, after a slate of successful media professionals served as contest judges.

This year, GRCC’s student publication, The Collegiate, brought home many top awards. Read on for the details: 

First Amendment Reporting

1st Place: Anthony Clark Jr. for “Courageous Conversation: GRPD and GRCCPD leaders discuss community policing”

Honorable Mention: Sean Chase, for “GRCC Board freezes tuition, gives President Pink a raise with approval of $115.4 million budget”

Best Column, Serious

2nd Place: Anthony Clark Jr. for “Being a non-traditional student doesn’t prevent a life of success”

3rd Place: Angelina Jahn, for “A letter to my mom”

Best Column, Humor

2nd Place: Alena Visnovsky, for “Do Your Research”

Critical Review

3rd Place: Joseph Poulos, for “Dad’s night out at The French Dispatch”

Sports News Story

1st Place: Anthony Clark Jr. for “GRCC Volleyball ends after upsetting loss in NJCAA Great Lakes Finals”

2nd Place: Kaia Zimmerman, for “GRCC announces new softball coach after Brian Skudre resigns”

Sports Column

3rd Place: Kaia Zimmerman, for “The world is putting too much pressure on athletes”

Honorable Mention: Matt Denhartigh for “Grand Rapids Griffins offer strong support system for the Detroit Red Wings”


1st Place: Alena Visnovsky, for “Inherent classism continues to impinge community colleges and their students who choose to invest in these low-cost educational options”

Original Cartoon: Editorial

1st Place: Abby Haywood, for “Community College Surprise” 

Original Comic: Entertainment

1st Place: Abby Haywood, for “Fact-checking with Aaron Rodgers”

Sport News Photo

2nd Place: Kristen Schetag, for “Vikings even season series as Raiders’ defense struggle”

3rd Place: Kennedy Rappleye, for “GRCC Volleyball continues perfect conference record with win over Kellogg CC”

Best Informational Graphic

2nd Place: Abby Haywood, for “You could win $2 million for getting vaccinated in Michigan”

Best Multimedia Reporting

3rd Place: Sean Chase, for “FLOTUS visits GRCC pop up vaccine clinic”

Best Video Production or online audio slide show production

1st Place: Aspen Strauss, for “GRCC students get real about their second pandemic semester”

Best Website

1st Place: The Collegiate, Grand Rapids Community College

For the full list of award recipients, click here. You can also see a video of the winners announcement here.

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